Ms. Kennan Murray

Ms. Kennan Murray is a Research Associate at IMPAQ International with extensive research and consulting experience including policy analysis, impact analysis, and technical support. Ms. Murray possesses broad experience with large healthcare databases and lends her expertise to quantitative and qualitative research endeavors.


Ms. Murray has extensive experience collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research data on topics including health care reform, health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid provider reimbursement, hospital finance, post-acute care services, and maternal and child health. She is skilled in data management and analysis and has worked extensively with Medicare and commercial insurance claims and the Medicare Healthcare Cost Report Information System. She has also developed interview protocols, conducted key informant interviews, analyzed survey data, and integrated the findings of these activities into the framework of larger-scale impact evaluations.


Ms. Murray has worked with a wide range of clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Institutes of Health, and numerous state and national hospital and health care associations.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining IMPAQ, Ms. Murray was Senior Associate at Dobson | DaVanzo & Associates, a healthcare economics consulting firm, where she managed private-sector and government research projects and policy studies. Ms. Murray was also a research statistician at RTI International where she provided methodological, programming, and analytical support to healthcare research projects, medical/clinical trials, and national surveys related to health and education.


Ms. Murray earned her M.P.H. in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her B.A. from The College of William & Mary.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Dobson A., Murray K., Manolov N., DaVanzo J. (2018). Economic value of orthotic and prosthetic services among Medicare beneficiaries: a claims-based retrospective cohort study, 2011-2014. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 15(Suppl 1):55.

Thornberry J., Murray K., El-Khorazaty M.N., Kiely M. (2010). Acceptance, Communication Mode and Use of Audio Computer-Assisted Self Interview Using Touchscreen to Identify Risk Factors among Pregnant Minority Women. Methods Rep RTI Press, 15, 1001.

Blake S., Murray K., El-Khorazaty M.N., Gantz M., Kiely M., Best D., Joseph J., El-Mohandes A. (2009). Environmental tobacco smoke avoidance among pregnant African-American nonsmokers. Am J Prev Med, 36(3), 225-34.

Katz K., Blake S., Milligan R., Sharps P., White D., Rodan M., Rossi M., Murray K. (2008). The design, implementation and acceptability of an integrated intervention to address multiple behavioral and psychosocial risk factors among pregnant African American women. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 25, 8:22.

Broitman E., Ambalavanan N., Higgins R., Vohr B., Das A., Bhaskar B., Murray K., Hintz S., Carlo W. (2007). Clinical data predict neurodevelopmental outcome better than head ultrasound in extremely low birth weight infants. J Pediatr, 151(5), 500-5, 505.e1-2.

El-Khorazaty M.N., Johnson A., Kiely M., El-Mohandes A., Subramanian S., Laryea H., Murray K., Thornberry J., Joseph J. (2007). Recruitment and retention of low-income minority women in a behavioral intervention to reduce smoking, depression, and intimate partner violence during pregnancy. BMC Public Health, 7, 233.

Murray K., El-Mohandes A., El-Khorazaty M.N., Kiely M. (2007). Low-income minority mothers' reports of infant health care utilisation compared with medical records. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol, 21(3), 274-83.

Bhaskar B. and Murray K. (2004, August). Generating customized analytical reports from SAS procedure output. Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Northeast SAS Users Group Conference, Baltimore, MD, paper number AP15.

El-Mohandes A., Katz K., El-Khorazaty M.N., McNeely-Johnson D., Sharps P., Jarrett M., Rose A., White D., Young M., Grylack L., Murray K., Katta P., Burroughs M., Atiyeh G., Wingrove B., Herman A. (2003). The effect of a parenting education program on the use of preventive pediatric health care services among low-income, minority mothers: a randomized, controlled study. Pediatrics, 111(6 Pt 1), 1324-32.

Murray K. (2003, May). Designing a data management system for a mixed-mode intervention study. Presented at the Thirty-Seventh Annual International Field Directors & Technologies Conference, Nashville, TN.